[Heritage] Oregon Heritage News 2012-08-27

Heritage Info heritage.info at state.or.us
Mon Aug 27 08:57:22 PDT 2012


In this Issue:
1. State Fair Sets Programs on Fort Yamhill, Agriculture Heritage, Aug.
31
2. Oregon Country Music Heritage Featured at Aug. 28 Event
3. Union County Museum to Host Pioneer Day, Sept. 8
4. Walking Tour Set for King’s Hill Historic District, Sept. 15
 
 
STATE FAIR SETS PROGRAMS ON FORT YAMHILL, AGRICULTURE HERITAGE, AUG. 31

 
The State Fair will feature two programs about Oregon’s Heritage on
Aug. 31. 
 
Cpl. Henry Day will share his experiences in Western Oregon during the
mid 1800s in “Fort Yamhill Living History”, at 2 and 4 p.m. The living
history program will demonstrate how the soldiers at Fort Yamhill had a
unique mission - to protect and control Native Americans on the Grand
Ronde Indian Reservation. Matt Huerter plays Day and David G. Lewis,
representing the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, will provide the
Tribal perspective. 
 
Explore how Oregon settlers and farmers depended on wheat- not only to
feed their families, but to provide money to buy life’s necessities
during “Gathering the Gold in the Fields” beginning at 5 p.m. Growing
and harvesting wheat was difficult, dirty and sometimes dangerous, but
the entire family pitched in to get it done. Kim Martin will show how
the settlers threshed wheat and visitors will have the opportunity to
try it themselves. 
 
For a complete schedule of Oregon State Fair activities, visit
www.oregonstatefair.org ( http://www.oregonstatefair.org/ ) .
 
 
OREGON COUNTRY MUSIC HERITAGE FEATURED AT AUG. 28 EVENT
 
McMenamins, Oregon Historical Society and the Holy Names Heritage
Center collaborate to present “Oregon’s Country Music Heritage: A Night
of Rollicking History and Performance” during History Pub beginning at 7
p.m., Aug. 28 at McMenamins Bagdad Theater, 3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd.,
Portland. Country music in Oregon has a fascinating history, much of
which remains unknown to the general public. Coinciding with the 70th
anniversary of the first sojourn to Portland by Hank Williams, the event
will include historical presentations and musical performances
celebrating local country-western personalities, places and culture.
 
The evening kicks off with a presentation by Peter Blecha, one of the
Northwest's best-known music historians and longtime curator of
Seattle's music museum, Experience Music Project. Blecha will discuss
Oregon's country music heritage from the early 1900s to today's
alt-Country scene, highlighting notable characters, venues and events
along the way, and featuring rare, vintage images and footage from his
own vast collection of local country and western memorabilia. The event
will take place on the 70th anniversary of the first sojourn to Portland
by the King of Country, Hank Williams and will feature historical
presentations and musical performances celebrating the local
country-western personalities, places and culture.
 
The evening kicks off with a presentation by Peter Blecha, one of the
Northwest's best-known and most revered music historians and longtime
curator of Seattle's music museum, Experience Music Project. Peter will
discuss Oregon's country music heritage from the early 1900s to today's
alt-Country scene, highlighting notable characters, venues and events
along the way, and featuring rare, vintage images and footage from his
own vast collection of local country and western memorabilia. Filmmaker
Beth Harrington, who is just completing a documentary film with and
about the Carter-Cash family, will moderate a panel comprising Belcha,
musicians Bobby Gibson and Ray Montee, and songwriter Arty Lange. The
evening will continue with stage performances by musicians who performed
with Heck Harper’s bands over the decades, including Gibson on guitar,
Montee on steel guitar, Gordy Michael on keyboards, Carol Gibson on
bass, and Dan Primmer on drums.
 
Visit
http://www.mcmenamins.com/events/105656-History-Pub-Oregons-Country-Music-Heritage
for further event details or call (503) 249-7474.
 
 
UNION COUNTY MUSEUM TO HOST PIONEER DAY, SEPT. 8
 
The Union County Museum will host Pioneer Day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Sept. 8 at 333 South Main Street, Union. The event tips a hat to the
region's pioneer heritage, with 19th and early 20th centuries
activities, including blacksmith and Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations.
Descendants of pioneer families will discuss life during settlement
times. Visitors can also view a vintage clothing exhibit at the Little
White Church across Main Street from the museum.
 
Are you familiar with early American skills? Are you interested in
demonstrating your early American skills at this event? If so, contact
Sharon Hohstadt by email at shohoho at dishmail.net or call (541) 963-8624.
Visit www.ucmuseumoregon.com ( http://www.ucmuseumoregon.com/ ) for more
information about Pioneer Day and the museum.
 
 
WALKING TOUR SET FOR KING’S HILL HISTORIC DISTRICT, SEPT. 15
 
Take a stroll through the King’s Hill National Register Historic
District, from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Sept. 15. Tour docents will begin the
tour at the base of the stairway at the SW Park Place entrance to
Washington Park. 
 
Many of Portland’s most notable late 19th and early 20th century
architects designed homes in this hilly Historic District. The tour will
feature the wonderful landscape architecture of the neighborhood, which
serves as a gateway to Washington Park.
 
For more information, visit www.visitahc.org ( http://www.visitahc.org/
) .

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